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Lake Chelan area looks promising for quality wines

Washington’s 11th and newest American Viticultural Area – the Lake Chelan viticultural area – was officially approved on May 29. Located at the far northwest corner of the sprawling Columbia …


Karo Syrup Layered S’more Bars a sweet kids treat

Create a great tasting kids cookie for the new Karo Corn Syrup Kids Cookie Contest at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for a chance to win $100. The recipe must …


Spokane’s Natural Start Bakery owners harvest satisfaction

Spokane’s sky is hardly showing symptoms of dawn, but Alyssa Krafft and Marc Gauthier are already hard at work. At Natural Start Bakery, the day’s first batch of Morning Glory …


Tips will help preserve summer year-round

Harvest is still awhile off for most things in my garden, but I’m already making plans. I’m eyeing eggplant chutney and pickled cantaloupe recipes, and testing fruit leathers on the …


Culinary calendar

Culinary Micro Brew at Home - For age 21 and older. Learn how to make your favorite beer at home using malt extracts, grains and hops. Today and Thursday. 7-9 …


Farmers markets

Tuesdays Tuesday Growers Market - Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., through October. Moscow Food Co-op parking lot, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho (208) 882-8537.


In brief: Main Market Co-op meeting Saturday

Main Market Co-op will host its first member-owner meeting Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Community Building, 25 W. Main Ave. The co-op also will …


Healthy Choice entrees earn mixed reviews

Be choosy when choosing among the new Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Entrees. Food panel members loved one, were lukewarm on another and hated the final dish during a recent tasting …


Outdoor chefs can barbecue by book

Barbecue enthusiasts get very touchy when people confuse their craft of slowly melting meat to succulence with the act of mere grilling, that is, slapping protein onto well-oiled grates. But …


Publisher extends deadline for cookbook submissions

The deadline for submissions to the Spokane’s Best Recipe Cookbook has been extended. Cecile Charles, owner of Gallery of Thum’, is publishing 200 of the area’s top recipes in the …


Getting to the bottom of toppings

When President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden stepped out recently for a couple of burgers, pundits and other observers had a lot to say about the topping each …


Chips and cherries … mmm

In late April, Sheila Naccarato, of Spokane, wrote in looking for a recipe for a cherry white chocolate chip cookie printed in The Spokesman-Review a few years back. Digging this …


Decadent delight is contest winner

When clicking the wrong link led Spokane resident Kirsten Schierman to the Chocolate Challenge Contest at DisneyFamily.com, it was like someone cooked up a challenge with her in mind. “I …


The Dish: That’s one Crazy idea

Think opening a restaurant is crazy? How about opening one during a lingering national recession: One that serves only four basic sandwiches from a menu that was dreamed up some …


Culinary calendar

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) …


A kitchen on a mission

There’s a new place in town to get your morning cuppa joe and muffin to go, but it’s not a ubiquitous national chain. The New Leaf Bakery Cafe opened to …


Newtons Fruit Crisps declared dry, flavorless

Fig Newtons they are not. The new Newtons Fruit Crisps eked out two and a half stars on our five-star scale, but tasters on The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel didn’t …


2009 Lentil Cook-off adds reward for those with no taste

There will be a new prize category in the recipe contest at the 2009 Lentil Festival in Pullman. It seems some people are afraid to taste the entries in the …


State’s top vineyards unveil an interesting mix of varietals

What’s new and exciting here in Washington state? High on the list has to be the explosion of interesting varietals – many from southern France and Italy – being grown …


Culinary calendar

Seeds of Change Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, …


Flat fava beans are trendy and nutritious

Ever notice how one oddball ingredient seems to become an overnight sensation in the food world? For the past few years fava beans have been popping up in all the …


Brick sandwich packs a punch

This brick sandwich – a chilled and pressed Italian-style sandwich jammed with flavorful ingredients – is perfect for picnics. It is easy to assemble, looks great and feeds a crowd …


Glazed chicken grills evenly if par-cooked before barbecued

Par-cooking the chicken ensures that the various parts cook through before the skin blackens. This is particularly helpful when using a sugar- or honey-based glaze, which can burn easily. Serve …


Winning healthy nachos made with salsa verde, ground buffalo

Ground buffalo meat, jalapeño Gouda and homemade salsa verde play a starring role in the winning recipe in the seventh annual Inland Northwest Healthy Nacho Recipe Contest, held April 18 …


Quick cake for mom

Avoid the cooking chaos of Mother’s Day morning. Prepare this easy breakfast-in-bed coffee cake two to three days in advance. On the big morning, just brew some coffee and warm …


Vintages at 611 heats up as temperatures rise

As the days get longer and warmer, Vintages at 611 is promising longer hours and outside dining. For now, the new restaurant offering an eclectic menu of American fare is …


Inexpensive, full-flavored pasta uses tofu for creamy sauce

Here’s a dish that’s meatless and subtly flavored, and it costs less than $5 to make. The original recipe calls for soft tofu, because it makes a creamy sauce. But …


Cooking with culinary herbs makes your dishes sing

T here is nothing like fresh basil on a pizza, the aroma of a chicken roasting with sprigs of rosemary, or delicate chive blossoms decorating a summer salad. If you’ve …


At Hay J’s Bistro, premium dishes are the standard

Gas station grub has never tasted so fine. There’s no way around it. Hay J’s Bistro is the restaurant in Liberty Lake … next to the gas station. Just don’t …


Culinary calendar

Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on origami, toy making, kimono, calligraphy, and tea. Today, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971. Millwood …